We’re finishing up our articles in June by continuing to focus on men’s health. In case you missed it, we’ve covered recommended medical screenings, fitting more activity into your day, and tips for eating healthier. This week we’re focusing on overall health and how important it is based on our current situation.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a ton of discussion about washing your hands, wearing masks, and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. Those things are generally important, and when dealing with such a contagious virus, it becomes even more important. However, overall good health makes you less susceptible to disease…even bacterial and viral infections. So why aren’t the medical experts, the media, and political leaders talking more about how we can take preemptive measures to improve our quality of life and not just our chances of surviving the pandemic?
Answer: panic mode.
It happens from time to time. Below you’ll find two handy bits of information you can use during our current situation. One is a list of simple ways to boost your immune system. The other is a simple way to remove some stress from your life.
Ways to boost immune system
- eat a balanced diet
- get some vitamin D through healthy exposure to sunlight or a supplement
- improve your gut health by decreasing the preservatives consumed
- get more sleep
- lower your body’s fat levels if they are too high
A breathing exercise to help you find your calm
Surviving the pandemic is important. Whether you are a man or woman, improving your quality of life for the long-term so you do more than survive trumps that.